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Orpheus and Eurydice - OK0373
Box's moving boxes
Owner: abanazar
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altitude Altitude: 128 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
type Cache type: Moving
size Size: Regular
status Status: Temporarily unavailable
hidden Date hidden: 06-12-2015
creation-date Date created: 08-11-2015
published-date Date published: 06-12-2015
last-mod Last modification: 15-05-2018
Found 5x Found
moved 1x moved   0 km
Not found 0x Not found
Note 11 notes
watchers 4 watchers
visits 9 visitors
votes 4 x rated
score Rated as: Excellent
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Listed on Opencaching only  Dangerous area  Cliffs / rocks  Abandoned mines  Some climbing (no gear needed)  Point of interest  Has a moving target  Special tool required  Compass required  Cave equipment required  Flashlight required  Password needed to post log entry! 

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description Description EN

There is nothing at the published coordinates, and they will not be updated as the caches move; neither will the D/T rating.

The mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice is well known. Their tragic love story can be read on many websites, but my favourite is probably the somewhat irreverent summary at a website called shmoop.

The tale inspired this geocaching experiment. Either that, or the concept randomly occurred to me and then I reverse-engineered a tenuous theme; it's hard to remember now, as the simple premise developed some complexity along the way.

Anyway, here is the concept: a pair of moving caches that must remain inside the underground system known as Box Freestone Mine at all times. Unlike most of my other cache adventures, this is also intended to be relatively mystery-free. With no cryptic codes or ciphers, and very little puzzling, it is almost a Traditional, except, of course, it isn't quite.

There is moving cache guidance on the opencaching wiki.

A moving cache changes its location after each find. Everyone who finds it moves it to a new location and publishes the new location in their log (but this cache is slightly different in this respect, as you will learn).

In this example, there are two moving caches: one called Orpheus, the other called Eurydice. Both must be found, and both must be moved afterwards.

There is a puzzle but it is not intended to be hard. In practice, it only provides a basic mechanism whereby genuine seekers are not unduly impeded and casual browsers are not inadvertently tempted into an adventure that requires a good level of underground experience and a significant amount of planning.

The Puzzle

According to the myth, during his quest Orpheus charmed a certain character, a descendant of whom has tracked me closely as a caching companion for several years. To progress your quest, navigate to bit.ly/???????, where the missing alphanumeric characters are provided by my companion. When you are prompted for a password, use the species of my companion (single word, case-sensitive, don't over-think it). The logging protocol will become apparent thereafter.

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